The Week in Animals: Baby Birds Filling Up on Plastic, Zebra Stripes Used as Barcodes, and More (Slideshow)

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We know there is a serious problems of plastics in the oceans. We also know that the birds living on Midway Atoll have become an iconic species representing this problem -- we all saw the photos from Chris Jordan detailing this. But do we fully comprehend the size of the issue?

Incredible video footage from Midway Atoll brings the problem front and center for this Week in Animal News, while other animals are facing their own issues: Threats from climate change, deforestation, lack of food, and poachers.

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